Tuesday, May 05, 2009

EMS Trivia Quiz

Actually this was pretty good quiz. I’ve demolished it with my ridiculous answers, but feel free to take it yourself for real. Here's the link. It's on a pretty good EMS website, EMS1.com.

Bledsoe's EMS Trivia Quiz

1. What is the plural of pleura?
You've only got one pleura so who cares.

2. Your patient has a blood glucose level of 4.2 mmol/L. Is this high, low or normal? Convert the reading to milligrams per deciliter.
Normal. Press the button on the glucometer to convert it.

3. What is Hennebert’s sign and what condition is it indicative of?
A stupid thing that Dr. Hennebert described. Indicates Hennebertitis - inflated ego of a research physician.

4. How is Arnold’s Nerve stimulated? What effects result from stimulation of Arnold’s Nerve? What nerve is Arnold’s Nerve a part of?
Find a guy named Arnold and stick him with a needle. It’ll be stimulated. Effect will be saying “ouch.” It’s a part of Arnold’s nervous system.

5. The ligamentum teres is a remnant of what embryonic structure?
The umbilical cord’s connection to the vascular system. (Couldn’t think of a funny one.)

6. What is the appropriate treatment when an IV infusion of norepinephrine or dopamine extravasates?
Haul ass and tell the doctor when you get to the hospital.

7. Who invented the esophageal obturator airway (EOA)?
Someone with no gag reflex who was inspired while having sex. Maybe this guy?

8. What was the first dedicated civilian medical helicopter program in the United States?
When the Korean war ended and the guys from M*A*S*H went home.

9. Who was the publisher of the first version of Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Street?
Harlequin Romance Novels - Really, doesn’t it sound like a cheesy romance thing? Maybe a sequel to Nancy Caroline’s Love in the Janitor’s Closet?

10. What company provided the ambulances used in the television show Émergency!?
The lowest bidder.

11. What is the purpose of adding lactate to Lactated Ringer’s solution?
To make women’s boobs bigger.

12. Your Spanish-speaking patient is telling you, “Estoy embarazada.” What are they trying to tell you?
“I’m so embarrassed that I got pregnant from a gringo on spring break in Mexico that I came to America for free medical care.”

13. Which company published the now defunct Emergency magazine?
Apparently, one with poor managerial skills. AIG?

14. What are the three Greek humors?
Comedy, tragedy & drama.

15. What is a reticulocyte?
A single-celled reticulated python.

16. What was the name of the ambulance company in the movie Mother, Jugs & Speed, and what did it stand for?
Dunno - never saw it.

17. DRT is an abbreviation for what?
Dead Right There

18. What was the drug Hyperstat used for?
You inject it into your partner to get him off his ass. Do something!

19. What was HelaFoam used for?
At clubs when they have a HelaFun Foam party.

20. When your partner said, “We are going to hang three,” what did he mean?
You just had your third idiot patient who deserves death more than a ride to the hospital.

21. How many grams of glucose are in a liter of D5W?
50 - another one I couldn’t think of a funny.

22. What is an MICN?
“Medic I Can’t Name”- used when gossiping about the mistakes of a co-worker but you don’t want to get him in trouble.

23. What ambulance was known as Moby Pig?

24. What slang term for MICU was used by many EMS operations in the 1970s?
“Ambulance.” Or “Meat wagon.”

25. Who are Joe and the Deer?
The guy from that famous 911 recording that kept getting attacked by a deer.

26. Who published the first EMT textbook in full color?
Highlights Children’s Books - still used today.

27. Who manufactured the orange Biophone used in the Emergency! television series?
The lowest bidder

28. What is an oral screw and when is it indicated?
Oh hoh hoh - I’m not even going there! But it’s indicated when you have a really sexy partner and a slow night.

29. Which actor from the television show Emergency! was the only one who was a certified firefighter?
The safety guy. He stood behind the gaffer, near the best boy.

30. Which individual shot or stabbed the largest number of people in the United States (and Canada)?
If by “shot or stabbed” you refer to giving shots or stabbing with IV’s, we all are guilty! Criminals ain’t got nothing on us.

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